ACU Library celebrates National Simultaneous Storytime

May 31, 2017 – 1:07 pm

ACU Library celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime last week with a book reading, games and activities at a number of our campus Libraries.

Banner for NSS2017

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools and many other places across Australia.

This year the National Simultaneous Storytime book was The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.

Brisbane, North Sydney and Strathfield Libraries all hosted fantastic National Simultaneous Storytime events.

Strathfield Library was visited by 26 Students from Banks Public School Mount Druitt, an Equity Pathways Partner School. Four ACU student helpers assisted with the activity session after the story was shared. Students left with a homemade bookmark highlighting the qualities they valued in a friend and the importance of perseverance in their lives – themes explored in The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

In Brisbane, students and staff hosted ACU Equity Pathways Partner Earnshaw State College’s Year Two students.  The students enjoyed a reading of the book by Senior Librarian Nica Tsakmakis, who dressed up for the occasion!

Photograph of National Simultaneous Storytime at Brisbane

At North Sydney Library a group of Kindergarten children and a Year Two class were read the book by Aldie, an ACU Education student. Students then participated in a fun collage activity, where they made their own cow jumping over the moon.

Photograph of story reading

Photograph of North Sydney activity


Storytime was last week, but you can still get in on the fun! Borrow the book from the Library, or check out a reading by Eddie Perfect, available at Story Box Library




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